Estate planning importance for blended families

Estate planning importance for blended families

An estate plan has the potential to leave a legacy or to leave a legendary fight. When done correctly, the assets of one person will transition seamlessly to loved ones, next of kin and younger generations. When done haphazardly, it can spawn fights and rekindle old...

Tips for making estate planning easier

Estate planning can be a sticky business. Who wants to contemplate their death and consider who gets what? That’s probably why only around 45 percent of adults have a will. Unfortunately, putting your head in the sand won’t be helpful to your loved ones. Questions...

Do I need an estate to start estate planning?

While you may not have the sprawling kind of estate with acres of lawn, dozens of grazing horses and multiple tennis courts, you do actually have an estate. Your estate is comprised of the things you own: your home and vehicles, retirement accounts, bank and...

When a guardian or conservator is needed

Aging is an important part of life, and we all have to be prepared for it. If you have parents or another loved one who are becoming frail you may be worried about their care and well-being in the near future. There are many ways that you can be sure they will be well...

Why parents need to name a guardian

Having children forces difficult conversations. When you have children, it’s hard to think about some of those long talks you’ll have over the years: about dating, bad news and life choices. But you also know that it’s important to sit down and be open about your...

Baby-proof the house and secure your child’s future

Modern couples often include couples who live together, but are unmarried. It has become common for couples to live together before ever deciding to marry. When you have live together, you share many things. You and your partner may also have children. In...